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Thursday, August 29, 2019

International Student Orientation

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rosaria Dining Hall & Rosaria Multi-purpose room (MPR)

Friday, August 30, 2019

Aboriginal Student Orientation

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Various locations on MSVU Campus

International Student Orientation

9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Rosaria Dining & Rosaria Multi-purpose room (MPR) 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Residence Rumble: Move-in Day

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosaria Lobby

Pick up your keys and move into your new home at the Mount. Staff from across campus will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Aboriginal Students Open House

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Aboriginal Student Centre

This is a special open house for you to visit the Mount Aboriginal Centre, meet our Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, and connect with other students.

International Students Reception

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
McCain 301-302

This is a special reception for you to meet Mount student leaders, learn more about Orientation and how to make the most of your time at the Mount.

Parent Session for Residence Students

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rosaria 401

A special session for parents about living on campus.

Residence Life Orientation

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Rosaria Dining Hall

Welcome to all new Mount residence students! Come meet your new residence community, including your RA’s, Don’s and fellow residence students.

Off-Campus Students Reception

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vinnie's Pub

Welcome to all off-campus students! Come pick up your Frosh Kits and welcome packs, get put into your Orientation team, make new friends, meet other off-campus students, and find out how you can stay connected and engaged.

O-Teams Meet Up

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosaria Lobby

Come meet your group leaders and other new students as they take you around campus for a tour!

Becoming a Mystic: Part 1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seton Auditorium B&C

Get the important survival tips on how to get through your first year safe and successful!

Orientation Photo

5:00 pm
Seton Auditorium

It's time to gather everyone for the annual Orientation photo!

Presidents' Welcome Dinner

5:30 pm

Rosaria MPR

Enjoy your very first dinner as a MSVU student, hosted by your two Presidents: Dr. Mary Bluechardt (University President & Vice-Chancellor) and Aaron Shema (MSVU Students’ Union President)! RSVP to

Wayne Hoffman Performance

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosaria MPR

Multi award-winning performer Wayne Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. His performance is a high-energy presentation that involves body language, human behavior and visual magic that will amaze you!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Breakfast - All New Students Welcome!

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Rosaria Dining Hall

Start the day off with a delicious meal served up by Chartwells, the Mount’s food service provider. Drop in for a breakfast you can enjoy with the Orientation Leaders and all your new friends.

Becoming a Mystic: Part 2

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rosaria MPR

Get the important survival tips on how to get through your first year safe and successful!

Mount Carnival Including the One Stop Essential Shop

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
McCain Atrium & McCain 105/106

All of the services and resources in one spot! Visit the various booths and get the inside scoop on all of the services on campus. Then head down the hall to get your student ID and other essentials like your UPASS, parking pass, and meal cards! Plus talk to academic advisors and pay fees!


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McCain Courtyard

Join your Students’ Union outside on the Rosaria lawn for our annual orientation BBQ. It is burgers, dogs and fun in the sun while you continue exploring the Mount Carnival! Vegetarian/Gluten Free options available.

#InstaHalifax Scavenger Hunt

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Departing from McCain Building

Explore the city of Halifax by participating in our Instagram challenge. Take photos of popular places in Halifax while on a scavenger hunt and upload them to Instagram!

Chartwells Welcome Dinner

6:30 pm
Rosaria Dining Hall

Welcome new students and welcome back to returning students. It’s the annual themed welcome dinner in the Rosaria Cafeteria – no charge for off campus students.

Mystical Casino & Games Night

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rosaria MPR & Vinnie's Pub

Get dressed up and hit our unique Mount themed casino, complete with prizes, treats and music!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bachelor of Education Orientation

8:30 am
Rosaria MPR

Throughout the day you will meet your fellow education students, faculty and staff and be introduced to everything you will need to succeed in your education degree.

Academic Advising

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Seton 304

Come to the new Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success if you still have not received your Academic Advising for a drop-in appointment.

Academic Placement Testing

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seton 315, 316, 317

Come to the new Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success if you still need to take placement tests:

French Placement Tests: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Seton 317
Math Placement Tests: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Seton 315-316

Academic Welcome

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
McCain Atrium

Our VP Academic welcomes you to the beginning of your new academic journey. Be sure to have your class schedules with you to receive a personalized academic tour of your classrooms.

Dean & Degree Meet and Greet

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Your Deans and Faculty will officially welcome you to the Mount. Get to know your new faculty and learn more about what to expect in your degree.

Professional Studies: McCain 105 (BBA/THMT), 106 (CYS), 301 (AHN) and 302 (COMM)
Arts: Seton 404
Science: Evaristus C409

Transfer/Mature/Graduate Student Social

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vinnie's Pub

Drop by to meet other transfer, mature and Graduate students. Enjoy some great pub food from the Vinnie’s menu, ask questions to University representatives in a relaxed atmosphere and be inspired for the exciting year ahead.

Graduate Student Orientation

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Seton 404

Join the Graduate Studies faculty and the Dean of Professional Studies and Education as they welcome you to the Mount’s Graduate family.

Trivia & Karaoke Night

8:00 pm
Vinnie's Pub

The perfect way to unwind before classes start: trivia, karaoke and more!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

First Day of Classes

8:30 am
Entire Campus

Welcome to the Academic year! Be sure to stop by our many help stations located throughout campus if you have questions, need directions or just want some morning coffee!

Headphone Disco

8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Vinnie's Pub

Head to Vinnie’s Pub for this super fun dry event! Pop the wireless headphones on and then dance the night away as you make new friends and enjoy a night you’ll never forget!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Mystic Fest

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosaria Parking Lots

Come join us outside to enjoy some fresh air while listening to live music, jumping on inflatables, and more!

Welcome Back Pub (19+)

9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Vinnie's Pub

Welcome to all students – new and returning. It’s the first Vinnie’s night of the year. Enjoy the patio, order a round, meet new people, and get ready for a night of awesome live music.

September 6-18, 2019

Residence Cup: Kick Off

Monday, September 9

7:00 pm
Rosaria MPR

This event kicks off the Mount Residence Cup Challenge! Compete with your house team in a series of timed challenges to earn points towards winning the Grand Prize and the Residence Cup. Let the games begin!

Mount Mash-up Community and Vendor Fair

Wednesday, September 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
McCain Centre

A fair like no other: get tons of free stuff, meet new people and local businesses, listen to great music, and play games! Going back to school has never been so fun!

Career Services Volunteer Fair

Monday, September 16

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
McCain Atrium

Learn about on and off-campus volunteer opportunities, important activities that help students gain important employable skills while giving back to the community! Note: Volunteering is eligible for the Mount’s Co-Curricular Record which is a document students can provide to employers to demonstrate involvement and skills.

MSVU Society Fest

Wednesday, Sept 18

10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rosaria Lobby & Terrace

Mount Saint Vincent University and the Mount Students Union are proud to present the Fall Society Fest. The Festival is a great way for you to get to find out what student societies are active at Mount and how you can get involved on-campus! There will be 50+ student societies, a live panel discussion from student societies, a sign up station for students wanting to start a society and a popcorn & slushie stand!